The NSPCC regularly send out information with guidance about how best to keep our children safe. Whilst this is third party information and therefore not the responsibility of the school in terms of content or accuracy, you might find two recent pieces of guidance helpful in informing decisions you have to make regarding your children. The first relates to when to safely leave children alone at home and the second relates to when to let them go out by themselves. As our Y6 children prepare for the transition to secondary school, this second article might be particularly useful.  
 

The articles can be found at –

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/leaving-child-home-alone for the article about children being left alone at home and clicking https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/staying-safe-away-from-home for the article relating to children being out by themselves.  

 

Mrs Andrews